Table of contents for Words and songs of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone : sound motion, blues spirit, and African memory / by Melanie E. Bratcher.

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List of Figures
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Catching the Blues Spirit
Chapter Three: Musing African Memory
Chapter Four: Three Women
Chapter Five: Sound Motion and Spirit
Chapter Six: Summary and Conclusion
Appendix One: Discography
Appendix Two: Life Profile Matrix
Appendix Three: Life Profile Matrix: Analytical Categories Quantified per Singer
Appendix Four: Life Profile Matrix: Analytical Categories Thematically Qualified
Appendix Five: Life Profile/Song Matrices
Appendix Six: Discography of Selected Song Performances on CD
Appendix Seven: Selected Songs/Prevalent Themes Matrices
Appendix Eight: Explanation of Nzuri Model Contexts
Appendix Nine: Application of Nzuri to Selected Song Performances
Suggested Readings

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Simone, Nina, 1933-2003 -- Criticism and interpretation.